Introduction to Eunice, Louisiana

Eunice, Louisiana, in St Landry county, is 30 miles NW of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center) and 144 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is considered part of the Lafayette metropolitan area. Eunice has a population of 11,499.

Eunice History

C.C. Duson had founded the city of Eunice. He named the city after his second wife. Duson had earlier founded Crowley in Louisiana . He added an area of 160 acres of land to the place. Duson also linked the Southern Pacific Railroad with this area. It was chartered on September 12, 1894, as a village. Eunice was reincorporatedon June 4, 1895. A chemical freight train met with an accident in 2000, and it led to various chemical related hazards in the city.

Eunice and nearby Attractions

  • Longfellow - Evangeline State Historic Site
  • Shadows - on - the - Teche
  • Oliver House
  • Abbeville Cultural & Historical Alliance
  • Lafayette Natural History Museum & Planetarium

Things To Do In Eunice

Tourist may visit the local churches like Second Baptist Church, Golden Star Baptist Church, and First United Methodist Church. Visitors interested in activities like camping, hiking, biking, swimming, fishing may visit Chicot State Park. Each year, the City of Eunice celebrate Cajun French Music Festival in the month of may and the Mardi Gras Celebration is held on the month of February.

Eunice Transportation

Flights can be availed from Chennault International Airport.

Eunice Higher Education

One of the local institutions for higher education is Louisiana State University - Eunice. You can also opt for University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Mcneese State University.


Total Population 10,325
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 15.9%
Employed Population 16+ 4,103
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 34.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.8%
Median Earnings25+ $24,141
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,606
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,847


Median Family Income $40,321
% Above Poverty Level 71.3%
% Below Poverty Level 28.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 33.7%
Median Gross Rent $565
Median House Value $83,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.6%
US/American 0%
English 3.2%
Irish 3.4%

Eunice Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles NW of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 144 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana
County St Landry
Metro Area Lafayette
Standard Zip Codes 70535
Phone Area Codes 337
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.494
Longitude -92.417

Eunice Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station EUNICE
Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 60 F
Apr Temp 57 to 79 F
Jul Temp 74 to 94 F
Oct Temp 57 to 82 F
Annual Precip 59.9 inches
Station CROWLEY 2 NE
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 60 F
Apr Temp 57 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 57 to 81 F
Annual Precip 60.1 inches
Distance 23.3 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 62 F
Apr Temp 56 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 57 to 82 F
Annual Precip 63.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Basile 1,965 $27,102
Chataignier 435 $52,750
Church Point 4,529 $25,875
Iota 1,790 $50,313
Mamou 3,211 $25,380
Ville Platte 7,336 $24,633

Eunice Hospitals

3501 HIGHWAY 190
(337) 457-5244
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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